With humble beginnings as a hawker stall cook, Fatt Kee’s Chef Steven Cheng took his 30-year culinary career further and finally started his own restaurant in 2015, which is tucked away along Lorong Yap Hin in Pudu.
It was his wife who was the motivation behind opening Fatt Kee, and with that, he was inspired to create a menu based on her Hunanese family recipes.
A true believer in the culture of sharing, Chef Steven wanted a menu that offers platters, which are perfect for bigger groups of diners.
“Our seafood platters are centred on the idea of truly indulging without worrying that there isn’t enough food to go around the table. You can go for seconds and thirds and there will still be enough for everyone,” he said.
All the seafood platters in Fatt Kee are prepared with fresh batches of local and imported seafood that are brought in on a daily and served based on their seasonality.
One of the menu’s highlights is the Luxury Dinner seafood platter which can cater for up to groups of 12, and Team Vision KL had the privilege to find out what this ‘hot stuff’ is all about.
As soon as the Luxury Dinner platter was served, we were amazed by the portion of the dish as what was meant for a group of four to six seemed impossible to finish – a plus for those with bigger appetites.
The small Luxury Dinner platter is recommended for groups of four to six
Compared to Chinese roast fish and seafood which are typically oilier, Fatt Kee takes a different approach and serves its platters with a spicy and sour broth that is boiled with various types of chillies for three hours.
There are up to seven levels of spiciness to choose from, you can stay safe with a non-spicy broth or put your tolerance to the test. We decided to go with Level 1, and it was already spicy enough to have us sweating with satisfaction.
The platter includes a choice of saltwater or freshwater fish surrounded by sumptuous amounts of clams, mussels, prawns, scallops, squid and crab. Plenty of bean sprouts and pickled vegetable are also added for extra crunch and flavour.
To make the most out of the refillable broth, you can turn the platter into a steamboat feast with servings of vegetables, fish balls, meat slices and noodles.
Fatt Kee is where one can go all out for lunch, dinner and even a late night supper. If you have a love for fresh seafood and all things spicy, Fatt Kee should be high on your list!
Fatt Kee Roast Fish
WHERE 25 & 27, Lorong Yap Hin, Off Jalan Pasar, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 12pm-2am (daily)
TEL 03 2389 7624